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Our youth and adult sports programs benefit thousands of community members per year. A wide variety of opportunities for all ages are available through Recreation's Sports programs. Adults can get active and stay healthy by participating in sports like softball, volleyball, basketball and flag football. Kids can benefit from exercise and learn important social values by participating in sports such as basketball, football, wrestling, Cross Country volleyball and Track. Our diverse offerings, dedicated staff and excellent content make sports a valuable community resource.

Address: 413 S. Bryan Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: Adult Sports: Ralph Mirelez, (970) 221-6356; Youth Sports: Tom Zimdahl, (970) 221-6385



The Fort Collins Freeze Competitive Basketball program will provide the youth of Fort Collins to compete in a competitive “club like” program that will compete in the City of Fort Collins Summer Basketball League in the Competitive Division. REgister based on 2013-2014 Grade.

The City of Fort Collins will hold tryouts on May 5th, 6th and 7th at Northside Aztlan Community Center.
Times TBD

Practices for May will be either M/W or T/Th at NACC at 4:00 or 5:00 PM.

1 or 2 Teams will be formed in the following age groups:
4th & 5th, 6th, 7th/8th, 9th-12th - Each league will be separated by Boys and Girls.

$149 fee (NO hidden costs!) to attend tryouts. Players that are not chosen on a team will be refunded $86 and
automatically registered in the summer Recreation league. Fee partially reducible for those who qualify.

Youth who are chosen on a team will receive for your $149 fee:
· Full uniform (jersey, shorts, t-shirt)
· Coaches (Paid qualified)
· 6 games plus end of season tournament in City of Fort Collins Summer Basketball Competitive League
· 1 Power to Play or Colorado State Games summer tournament (4 game guarantee) Participants
will be responsible for transportation/lodging to out of town tournaments.
· Indoor practices during the month of May (TBD). Outdoor practices may be held in June and July.

Fort Collins Freeze will hold a fundraiser to help offset league and travel costs.
Teams may choose to play in an additional summer tournament at the team’s expense.

To sign up for tryout visit any recreation facility, online at or call 221-6256.

Registration numbers:
4th and 5th Grade Boys – 314000-01
4th and 5th Grade Girls – 314000-02
6th Grade Boys – 314000-03
6th Grade Girls – 314000-04
7th/8th Grade Boys – 314000-05
7th/8th Grade Girls- 314000-06
9th-12th Grade Boys – 314000-07
9th-12th Grade Girls – 314000-08

For More information on Fort Collins Freeze Basketball call Tom Zimdahl at 221-6385.

Summer Youth Basketball Individual/Team League

Individual League - Grades 2/3, 4/5 and 6/7/8 and High Shcool:  Teams are formed by outdoor park practice location. 1-2 Practices outside with 6 games at indoor courts plus the end of season tournament week of July 14.  Gams will be scheduled in the evenings on various week nights. Replica NBA Jerseys are provided as part of the fee. Cost is $63 per player. Based on 2013/2014 school year.

Grades K-1: Practices held Tuesday nights (various times) at the Northside Atzlan Community Center games will be played Thrusday nights. Replica NBA Jerseys are provided as part of the fee. Cost is $50 per player. Based on 2013/2014 school year.

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEER COACHING? Call Dave at 221-6262 or Tom at 221-6385

TEAM LEAGUE - Boys and Girls Divisions for 4/5 Grade, 6 Grade, 7/8 Grade and HS.  This is for pre formed teams. Grades are based on 2013/2014 school year. Grades 4-8 play on Tuesday nights, HS plays Thursday nights. 6 Scheduled games plus end of season tournament the week of July 14 (could be M-F night games).  Teams must have smae colored jerseys with numbers on the back.   Games begin the week of June 10, $469 registration fee per team.

To regsiter call 221-6256 or register in person at EPIC, NACC, Sr. Center, Mulberry Pool or at

Youth Volleyball


Begins the week of March 24th!
Two practices per week with most games on Saturday mornings

2nd/3rd Grades and 4th/5th Grades will register for practice at NACC  and will need a green and gold reverisble jersey which can be purchased at the NACC or EPIC.

6th through 8th graders will register by school with school t-shirts given out at practice for games.


COST $63

Register now at Northside Aztlan Community Center, EPIC, Mulberry Pool or the Senior Center or online at

 Interested in coaching? Contact Tom at 970.221.6385

Youth Flag and Ultimate Football

Registration is now open for the 2014 Spring Football Programs.

The City of Fort Collins Youth Football program has offered recreational football to the youth of Fort Collins. Why play City of Fort Collins Youth Football.

 Flag (1/2, 3/4, 5/6 7/8 Grade):

  • Flag football is the most cost effective flag football program in Fort Collins.  $60 (plus $15 for green and gold reversible jersey if needed).  
  • Flag football is open to all youth grades 1st-8th
  • All games are played in Fort Collins
  • Teams scheduled 6 games plus end of season tournament. 
  • Games played on Saturdays with a few weeknight games.
  • League plays by NFL Flag 5v5 rules 

Ultimate (K-2):

  • Ultimate football costs only $52 and is guaranteed 6 games
  • This program is for Kindergarteners-2nd graders with little or no football experience/knowledge
  • Non-Contact game that teaches passing, catching and basics of football
  • All games played in Fort Collins on Saturdays with an occasional weeknight game.

For more information on the youth football programs visit

Questions or interested in coaching?  Contact Recreation Coordinator Tom Zimdahl at 221-6385 or

Green and Gold reversible jersey ($15) required for K-6 grade teams and can be purchased at EPIC or Northside Aztlan Community Center

Register now at Northside Aztlan Community Center, EPIC, Mulberry Pool or the Senior Center or online at or call 221-6256.

2014 Summer Adult Men's Basketball

Keep the ball rolling into the summer. Men’s leagues are offered for a

Friday night league, Teams will sign up for their level preference on a

first come basis. 6 games scheduled..

League Start:

Week of 6/6

Registration Start:

5/5, ends 5/23 or when leagues fill




16 years & up


Northside Aztlan Center


Rosters are unlimited (Participants age 16 & 17 need parent

signature on roster prior to participation). League not discountable.

Friday Competitive 313001-01

Friday Recreational 313001-02

For more information visit or call 970-221-6356.

To register call 970-221-6256.


Middle School Sports (PDF)

The City of Fort Collins Recreation Department will offer middle school sports during Fall, Winter and Spring. These sports include: football, softball, cross country, wrestling, girls' and boys' basketball and volleyball. Registration for football, softball, cross country, wrestling and girls' basketball is happening now. Sign your middle school child up today!

The football and softball sports are only for 6th graders. Boys' and girls' basketball is for 6-8 graders who did not make their school team. Cross country is for 6-8 graders and wrestling is for 4-6 graders.

To learn more about the Middle School Sports, click the PDF link To register for a sport of your choosing, contact Recreation at 970.221.6655. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Marc Rademacher, Recreation Supervisor at 970.221.6309 or 

Weather Cancellations Information

For the most up to date information please contact the City Line at:

  • Adult Sports - 416-2887 (after 4pm)
  • Youth Sports - 416-2898

Sports Schedules

You can now find all sports schedules at If you have any questions please feel free to contact the sports department at 970.221.6356

Officials Wanted

Applications will be taken for sports officials, scorekeepers and supervisors. Positions vary depending on the sport and the season. Interested persons should apply at the Sports Office at 413 S. Bryan Ave.